Maui Rolf Method of Structural Integration

Welcome to Changing Your Body
10 Easy Rolf Method Sessions of Structural Integration on Maui

"The body is malleable and capable of being changed, if manipulated properly, from stiff and rigid to relaxed and free moving." Dr. Rolf

My name is Laura and I offer Dr. Ida Rolf's Method of Structural Integration Sessions on Maui, Hawaii. The Rolf Method is the original form of Structural Integration which helps align your body with gravity.

If you are paying attention to your body before during and after the sessions the results of this work can be phenomenal. If you prefer to remain unaware that you even have a body and are just looking for someone to perform "fascial mashing" ON you then the results are sub par.

The Rolf Method is a process (not instantaneous) which if you stick with it you will reap the rewards not limited to Better Posture, Less Strain, Tension and Discomfort.

Rather than chasing symptoms of pain this comprehensive form of MyoSkeletal Alignment works to increase your options for moving and being. This means that I will not be digging my elbow into that painful spot of yours between your shoulder blades on 10 consecutive sessions for 90 minutes, rather we will both be working to open up the front of your body which is tugging on your back muscles resulting in your "tight knot" between your shoulder blades (the tightness is actually in the front of you body and your back is overstretched, weak and hanging on for dear life).

 All areas of Maui are served including Wailea, Makena, Kihei, Kahului, Wailuku, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Napili, Kapalua, Paia, Haiku and all of UpCountry Maui.

If you are interested in Structural Integration sessions on Maui or would like to learn more about the Rolf Method please contact me: 

Laura: 808-264-8643   or   Email

Hawaii License MAT 9554

The Rolf Method of Structural Integration

Laura at Maui Massage

Who is a good candidate for receiving the Rolf Method 10 sessions Recipe?

Anyone wishing to make a change in their body and feel more balanced and grounded is a good candidate. Structural Integration is not for acute symptoms but most people in discomfort find the Rolf Method of Structural Integration because they have searched and searched for something to help them be free of a chronic, nagging situation and this work usually helps (unless of course physiology interferes).

Someone looking to experience 10 90 min focused sessions on the table knowing that their own awareness and change in movement patterns after the sessions is what really makes the work stick (we all know what we are doing on a regular basis which is causing the discomfort, the question is will you accept the challenge to change?)

An individual who has saved the total cost of the 10 sessions (like I did) or is not worried about the price is the optimal candidate. Also if you are fixated on the length of time it takes to answer "When will I see results?" this may not be the route for you.

Each individual body unwinds at its own specific pace. Your history, psyche, daily routine, stress level, nutritional intake, activity and thought processes determine the length of time it takes for your to see the results you are looking for not the work itself, or me the practitioner.

What to expect from your Structural Integration session.

The Rolf Method of Structural Integration is very different from a standard massage session. Your body will change unless you don't want it to. You may feel (and actually be) taller, slimmer and lighter while possessing a more dynamic sense of movement and being.

No draping is used, women wear either a 2 piece bikini or bra and panties while men wear either briefs or running shorts with built in nylon underwear (no boxers or spandex). While receiving the sessions you will be asked to participate in the process by moving a specific muscle or using your core to move a limb when asked. You will also be asked to get up off the table periodically during the session so your practitioner may watch you walk and see how the work is progressing through your body thus achieving optimal results.

The goal of the Rolf Method of Structural Integration 10 session Recipe is nothing less than the integration of the field of the body with the field of the Earth. Rolfing creates order in a random body. Dr. Ida P. Rolf strongly believed that the body is plastic and capable of change through the connective tissue matrix (fascia), her life's work was dedicated to this belief.

Why 10 sessions?

The 10 sessions "The Recipe" revealed itself to Dr. Rolf while she worked and worked on various friends, family, students and strangers who came to her for help when traditional medical doctors had failed them. Through countless hours of bodywork she created this Recipe which changes bodies (I have seen and felt the changes firsthand). The 10 sessions are actually one complete session but since it is unproductive to work on someone for 10 hours (the nervous system would simply overload and the precious time between sessions for integration would be negated) the Recipe is broken down to 10 sessions each building upon the last.

Each session has individual goals which we will achieve but they are not limited to these goals. You will definitely feel the work move through your body and will no doubt discover something entirely different than the expected goal occurring in your system.

Session 1

Free the ribs and intercostal muscles in order to increase your vital energy and expand your breathing capacity. Begin separating the girdles by raising the chest off of the hips. Begin horizontalizing the hips.

Session 2

Create a solid base for you to stand your ground by focusing on the legs and feet. By creating a better foundation your back is allowed to lengthen to its full extent. Again, horizontalize the hips.

Session 3

Create the lateral (outer) line of the body with the primary focus being between the neck and hips - shoulders play a key role in this session. Relationship between the front and back of the body is main focus of this session.

Session 4

We begin to go deeper in this session by talking to the inner core space, the pelvic floor. The dynamic inner (medial) line begins to come alive by working the pelvic area, hips, adductors, hamstrings and some sacral tissue. Upper back works balances out the new legs which begin to emerge.

Session 5

The medial line is carried through the central vertical line adding length to the front of the body. The abdominal area, hip flexors, quadricep, arms and hands are main areas worked in this session.

Session 6

In order to create a free and breathing sacrum the entire gluteal area, hamstrings, sacrum and back extensors will be recruited for work during this session.

Session 7

In order to put your head on in this session, 1-6 need to have occurred (Ida Rolf believed if you do not have a solid base you will hang from above). Upper back, thoracic inlet head, neck along with some mouth work will be the primary areas addressed.

Session 8

Session eight and nine is where integration begins and can be alternated between upper and lower sessions. 8 is usually a lower body session relating the lower body structures to the lumbar-dorsal hinge (low back).

Session 9

Usually an upper body session relating the structures of the upper body to the mid-dorsal hinge (mid back).

Session 10

Reconnects and integrates the core and sleeve of your body. Usually beginning at your feet and continuing up to your head. Creating an entire integration of your body is the goal. You will feel free in your body as you leave this session.

At the end of the 10 sessions you will have a well integrated body. Dr. Rolf firmly believed that a well integrated body becomes weightless, it doesn't experience the pull of gravity.


quote "I saw Laura while in Maui, while on vacation. I have been taking a series of neuromuscular treatments known as rolfing, and I contacted her because she is a Ccertified Rolf Practitioner. I don't understand the politics but found her treatment great. She worked on my legs and my back. Her treatment has relieved my limp, and helped relieved my back strain. I would recommend her to anyone in the Maui area. She also provided massages for two of my daughters and my wife. All were thrilled - my wife said this is the best massage she's had in years." unquote

- Dr. Barry Lycka, Canada

quote "The term 'Rolfing' is non-descript and the technical terminology is a general overview, yet it does not explain or reveal your results. But, as Laura put it, the 'recipe' works. After the sessions my body knows and senses, without the deliberate thought, to feel more confident with balance, posture and breathing. Flexibility and agility that had diminishing returned. Laura's studies have covered many of the benefits of massage and her knowledge and understanding of the human body is amazing. I looked forward every week to a better understanding of my own body with every class. 'Mind, body, spirit' is not just a cliche. I often attend workshops to refine my lifestyle. I should have done this one years ago, with Laura." unquote

- David Nettinger Maui, Hawai'i

quote "I have received the full 10 series of Structural Integration Sessions on 3 different occasions. I am grateful for all 3 of my Rolfers over the past 17 years. Laura is, by far, the most intuitive and professional among them..." unquote

- - A. Claybourne, Haiku

Maui Outcall Massage Service October 1, 2010